Patricia Beller, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
88 Terry Road, Smithtown, New York 11787
When working with children, I use a compassionate, strength-based approach. I help children identify strengths and take pride in the things they do best. I create a friendly, approachable, creative environment where children feel safe expressing themselves. In my child counseling sessions I often use age-appropriate approaches like play therapy, games and art to help children communicate in ways that are comfortable, familiar and assessable. With the help of child counseling, it’s possible for your child to have a better relationship with you, teachers and peers. Parenting doesn’t have to be a war between wills. With help, you can have the peaceful household you've always dreamed of.
Sherry Henig, Ph.D.
37 Lent Drive, Plainview, New York 11803
Having a troubled child can be very upsetting, whether the child seems worried, sad, angry, or oppositional. My work focuses on alleviating the child's suffering as well as helping the parent learn strategies to feel more effective in dealing with their child's problems. In helping young children, I usually work with the child (through talking therapy and/or play therapy,) the parent (through exploring behavioral and communication strategies) and the parent-child relationship (through assisting the family members to communicate better and collaborate on solutions to the problems.) My approach is eclectic and includes psychodynamic, behavioral and cognitive behavioral element